Can I Run a Half Marathon?

I’m one step closer to completing my very first half marathon in a few weeks! Well, according to fitbit, I’m actually about 21,296 steps closer. Today I completed 10 miles running and walking at Clark County Wetlands Park in Henderson, NV. It was no easy feat, and leaving behind my poor pup at home afterContinue reading “Can I Run a Half Marathon?”

Finding ways to recharge when life gets hectic

This week was a rough one. Foster kid ran away for the fourth and fifth time, then ultimately moved out. It was emotional, it was tense, and I felt “grounded” at home trying to keep tabs on our foster teen. I’m not going to lie, it was ROUGH. Thankfully I found a little time eachContinue reading “Finding ways to recharge when life gets hectic”

Discovering the River Mountains Loop Trail: Part 1

I recently started a new adventure around miles of mountain views, and when I finally get there, refreshing Lake Mead landscapes. I’m nowhere near ready to do the entire 35-mile trail on foot in one session, but nine miles was a great start! Read on to find out about the picturesque views and quirky sightsContinue reading “Discovering the River Mountains Loop Trail: Part 1”

How I found the motivation to run more

It’s coming up: my first half marathon. That’s 13.1 miles, or 21 kilometers, and way more time and distance that I’ve ever logged before. But how did I find the time and motivation to run more? Was it a New Year’s resolution that actually stuck? As they say, the devil is in the details. Here’sContinue reading “How I found the motivation to run more”

The one where my budget fell by the wayside so I could keep buying organic

Adding a foster kid to our household during a pandemic sure stretched our budget. While my husband and I have lived through frugal times in the past, compromising our food budget isn’t something we like to do much anymore. While trying to get realistic about our finances, I decided to end a years-long hiatus fromContinue reading “The one where my budget fell by the wayside so I could keep buying organic”

The One Where We Started a New Year

This new year got a little…tumultuous. Anyone else ready for a reset moving into 2021? To be clear, I’ve had plenty of fun during this winter break. Sometimes though, having a new foster kiddo in the house makes things a little TOO interesting. I like to keep my holidays and downtime pretty low-key. Thanks toContinue reading “The One Where We Started a New Year”